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Peeta Lives In This Hunger Games: Mockingjay Clip

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With Christopher Nolan’s space epic Interstellar hitting a limited number of theaters today, and opening across the rest of the world on Friday, the next big sci-fi movie on the calendar is The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1. The first part of the final chapter of the popular teen-centric dystopia is ramping up the marketing engine for the final push. They’ve already dropped tons of trailers, TV spots, photos, and all manner of viral videos, and today brings this new clip for you to check out.

This 41-second snippet is basically an extended version of a moment you’ve already seen in a recent TV ad. In Mockingjay, after being rescued from the Hunger Games arena, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) finds herself in District 13, which everyone thought was destroyed. She’s alive, and safe from the forces of President Snow (Donald Sutherland) and the Capital for the time being, but she’s dealing with some stuff, and part of that is survivor’s guilt because she thinks her sometimes boyfriend Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) is dead. As you learn in this clip, that’s not the case.

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Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar Is As Spectacular As It Is Flawed

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interstellarChristopher Nolan’s Interstellar is one serious mixed bag of a film, as spectacular as it is flawed. It delivers the most breathtaking, gorgeous visuals you’ve ever seen in a movie, things that you can’t help but gawk at, slack jawed and bug eyed. Along with that, a large portion of the story is so trite and hokey that that it takes much of the shine off of the rest. Big and epic and ambitious in every way, not everything lands like it needs to, and there are incredible highs mixed with moments that leave you completely flat.

Clocking in at a mammoth 169 minutes, Nolan’s longest film date—and he’s not exactly known for his quick hitters—Interstellar is purportedly his most personal film, a kind of love letter to his young daughter. While that’s a noble aim, and you have to applaud a filmmaker, or any artist for that matter, for stepping outside of his comfort zone, this attempt to simultaneously tell a story on such a massive scale and such an intimate level, holds the movie back.

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How The Hunger Games Changed After Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Tragic Death

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Mockingjay PSHPhilip Seymour Hoffman’s tragic death earlier this year shocked film fans and cinephiles everywhere. A prolific performer up until the very end, the 46-year-old actor had numerous films in various stages of completion. Movies like God’s Pocket and A Most Wanted man have appeared in the interim, but the highest profile project was by far The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1. Director Francis Lawrence recently talked about how Hoffman’s death impacted the cast, crew, and production.

A difficult time for all of Hoffman’s friends, family members, and fans, Lawrence talked with Empire (via Yahoo), shedding a little light on that period and how they dealt with it personally as well as in a professional capacity. After a break, cast and crewmembers came back to the set at different times, which led to multiple mourning periods, which you have to imagine was both cathartic and hard. Lawrence said:

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C-3PO Made Some Bold Claims About Star Wars 7, Find Out What He Said

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c-3poThe Empire Strikes Back is widely regarded as the greatest sequel ever made, especially in geekier circles. One actor, however, thinks the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII may claim that throne next year, and, unlike most people, he’s in a unique position to spout off on such a topic.

Anthony Daniels is one of only two actors (Kenny Baker as R2-D2 is the other) to appear in all six, soon (ish) to be seven, Star Wars movies. Even if you can’t picture what he looks like in real life, you know his beloved, prissy golden droid C-3PO, a prominent part of the franchise from The Phantom Menace all the way through Return of the Jedi. Like everyone else in the world, he’s all over social media, and now that Episode VII has wrapped principal photography, he took to Twitter to let the world know what he thinks of the film, and as it turns out, he’s got a high opinion of the project.

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A Robot Comes Of Age And Gets Firebombed In This Chappie Trailer

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After District 9, South African director Neill Blomkamp stumbled with his sophomore picture, Elysium. You’ll notice something in all the marketing for his next film, Chappie, including this new trailer, it only ever notes his first outing. His next offering looks promising, and though there are some aesthetic similarities, this is markedly different from his previous work.

Voiced by frequent Blomkamp collaborator Sharlto Copley, Chappie revolves around the titular robot “born” into a South African slum, and it looks to add a sci-fi twist to your typical coming of age story. Created by Dev Patel’s character, Chappie is a machine that can think and feel (there’s also a sweet RoboCop POV nod in this trailer), and he has all of the standard learning-the-world growing pains everyone else has, which are all accentuated because he’s mechanical.

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The Walking Dead: You Might Not Be Able To Watch All Of Season 5, Find Out Why

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The Walking DeadFans of AMC’s The Walking Dead will want to pay close attention to this one. It’s possible that, if you have DirecTV, you may not be able to finish watching season 5. There are tons of business dealings between networks and cable providers that go on behind the scenes that we’re not privy to, but during the last episode of the hit zombie drama, AMC played a message airing a bit of their dirty laundry.

The deal between AMC and DirecTV expires at the end of the year, and to make a long story short, the network wants more money, and the negotiations have apparently gone rather poorly. The Walking Dead takes an annual break in the middle of each season, this year is not going to be an exception, and they took it upon themselves to let viewers know that, for some of you, it may not come back.